Monday 23 February 2009
Kier give cyclists the brush off (2)
There used to be five cycle stands here, outside the Bhs window in the Town Square, Walthamstow High Street. Because the contractors rooted them in powdery, not properly mixed concrete, four of them came loose and mysteriously vanished. Needless to say no one in the London Borough of Waltham Forest gave a toss. Not the Council, not the cycling officer, and not the local branch of the LCC. You can see the same process happening at the stands across the square, outside the library. The end cycle stand has been loose for months and is not long for this world.
And now the Kier workers have positioned two wheely bins beside the only remaining stand. And the street cleaners regularly park their sweeper carts here while they slope off for a cup of tea.
Like I've said before, Kier need to train their staff to exercise some minimal common sense and not obstruct cycle stands, pavements or dropped kerbs. But plainly I am banging my head against a brick wall in making this simple request.